By Elizabeth Strout
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In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling writer Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers again to the archetypal, beautiful panorama of northern New England, the place the occasions of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, spread out. within the past due Nineteen Fifties, within the small city of West Annett, Maine, a minister struggles to regain his calling, his relatives, and his happiness within the wake of profound loss. whilst, the group he has served so charismatically needs to come to phrases with its personal strengths and failings—faith and hypocrisy, loyalty and abandonment—when a depressing key is revealed.
Tyler Caskey has come to like West Annett, “just up the road” from the place he was once born. the quick, great summers and the pointy, piercing winters fill him with awe—as does his congregation, filled with sturdy those that search his suggestions and pay attention earnestly as he preaches. yet after soreness a poor loss, Tyler reveals it tough to come to himself as he as soon as used to be. He hasn’t had The Feeling—that God is throughout him, within the great thing about the world—for relatively your time. He struggles to discover definitely the right phrases in his sermons and in his conversations with these dealing with crises in their personal, and to deliver his five-year-old daughter, Katherine, out of the silence she has saw within the wake of the family’s tragedy.
A congregation that had as soon as been sufferer and sort in the course of Tyler’s grief now questions his management and propriety. within the kitchens, school rooms, workplaces, and shops of the village, anger and gossip have began to swirl. And in Tyler’s darkest hour, a startling discovery will try his congregation’ s humanity—and his personal will to suffer the types of trials that eventually attempt us all.
In prose incandescent and crafty, Elizabeth Strout attracts readers into the main points of normal existence in a manner that makes it awesome. All is considered—life, love, God, and community—within those pages, and all is made new by way of this writer’s boundless compassion and swish prose.
Praise for Abide with Me
“Strout’s drastically expected moment novel . . . is an responded prayer.”—Vanity Fair
“Superb . . . a shimmering story of loss, religion, and human fallibility . . . you're feeling your self within the arms of a grasp storyteller.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Deeply relocating . . . in a single appealing web page after one other, Strout captures the mysterious combos of wish and sorrow. She sees these types of wounded individuals with heartbreaking readability, yet she has controlled to write down a narrative that cradles them in figuring out and that, someway, feels like a foretaste of salvation.”—The Washington Post
“This gorgeous moment novel confirms Strout because the possessor of an irresistibly companionable, specifically American voice: folksy, poetic, yet consistently as distinct as a shadow on a super wintry weather day.”—The Atlantic Monthly
“Graceful and relocating . . . The pacing of Strout’s deeply felt fiction in regards to the distance among mom and dad and youngsters offers her paintings an addictive quality.”—People (four stars)
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Historical and Critical Studies 271 4. Words and Music 277 a. Sheet Music 277 b. General Guides and Studies 278 c. Collections with Historical Narrative 279 d. National and Regional Songs 280 e. Popular Music in Times of Conflict 281 (i) General 281 Page x (ii) American Revolution 281 (iii) Civil War 283 5. Bands and Their Music 284 6. 19th-Century Popular Music 284 7. The Genteel Tradition 285 8. Popular Music of the Stage and Screen 286 a. General Historical Works 286 b. Blacks on Stage and Screen 287 c.
Includes index. 1. Music-United States-History and criticism Bibliography. I. Jackson, Richard, 1936-II. Title. U5H7 Suppl. 78177387-9630 ISBN 0-8108-1997-X Copyright © 1988 by David Horn Manufactured in the United States of America Page iii To my mother and to the memory of my father David Horn To the memory of my mother Richard Jackson Page v Contents Preface xii A. General Works 1 1. Bibliography and Reference 1 a. Bibliographies of Music and Discographies 1 b. Bibliographies of Music Literature 3 c.